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:: From good to outstanding in primary history: promoting an effective enquiry approach ::
One of the aims of the primary history national curriculum is to 'understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed'. This course examines what a true enquiry approach looks like, together with strategies to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past, equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. These approaches help to meet many of the descriptors for outstanding practice as identified in Ofsted’s subject-specific criteria for history (2014). Hands-on enquiry strategies using a variety of historical sources including archives, images and artefacts will be used across a range of primary history curriculum topics.
Note: there will be some overlap of content from the Autumn 2018 course ‘Essentials for new leaders of primary history', alongside new additional enquiry exemplars.
By attending the course, participants will:
  • gain confidence in understanding of what enquiry approaches in history look like across Key Stage 1-2 (KS1-2)
  • trial exemplars of effective enquiry approaches that can be shared back at school
  • review pupil progression guidance in the specific context of history enquiry and use of sources across KS1-2 (working towards, meeting and exceeding expectations)
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
  • NQT +1
  • Returning Teachers
  • Subject Leaders
Price £76
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